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Records of the Archimedeans, Cambridge University Mathematical Society, 1947 - 2005

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/SOC.XXVII

Scope and Contents

From the Management Group:

The category - Student administration and support records - comprises records relating to student admissions at all levels, graduate students, visiting senior scholars, student careers advice and welfare, together with the records of clubs and societies.


  • Creation: 1947 - 2005


Conditions Governing Access

From the Management Group:

The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

Conditions Governing Use

Please e-mail the President for permission to quote in print from any Archimedeans papers.

Biographical / Historical

The society was established in 1935 for students with an interest in Mathematics. Its activities range from speaker meetings, journal publication and second-hand textbook sales to dinners and outings.


2 linear metre(s) (2 metres) : paper, photograph and acetate

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were transferred to the University Archives on permanent loan in batches by: Robert Beattie, Trinity College, in June 2000, Alan Bain, Trinity College on 4 August 2000 and Joseph Myers, Trinity College, on 19 July 2003, 20 Dec. 2004, 14 June 2005. A small part had been transferred to Cambridge University Library, Manuscripts Department in 1980 and withdrawn in 1989.

Related Materials

Further printed records are in the Rare Books Department, Cambridge University Library (classmark: Cambridge Papers J 79). A catalogue to the records of the New Pythagoreans (one of several College mathematical societies) is to be found at SOC.95.


For information on the society's activities, see


The online catalogue was completed in January 2005 and emended in February 2005, February 2007 and May 2018.


Archimedeans, Cambridge University Mathematical Society

Finding aid date

2004-12-03 17:10:48+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
West Road
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom